Dr Vicki Ooi is the Artistic Director at AFTEC and has developed a diverse array of programmes that encompass arts immersion, theatre training, as well as productions tapping into the deep power of the arts to support education and change in young people. She is a well-known theatre director in Hong Kong with a career spanning 30 years. She was one of the earliest directors to introduce Western plays in translation on the Hong Kong stage. Vicki began teaching Theatre and English in the English Department of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 1971. She was instrumental in founding the Drama Lab at HKU where many generations of Hong Kong directors and actors were nurtured, and was appointed the University Artist in Drama in 2008. She has directed many plays for her own company, Seals Players Foundation, as well as guest directed for theatre companies in and outside of Hong Kong. She founded the Hong Kong chapter of the International Association of Theatre Critics, under UNESCO in 1992 and established Shakespeare4All® Ltd in 2003 where she was Artistic Director until 2014.
Vicki was a recipient of mentoring as part of the CCL in Action grant.